Sunday, July 19, 2015

Arnica salve

Coconut Oil Arnica Salve
2 cups coconut oil
.6 ounces dried arnica montana flowers
½ cup beeswax granules (scant)
¼ tsp. peppermint essential oil (optional)
¼ tsp. lavender essential oil (optional)
Coconut Oil Arnica Cayenne Salve
2 cups coconut oil
.6 ounces dried arnica montana flowers
3-6 tbsp. dried cayenne powder
½ cup beeswax granules (scant)
½ tsp. rosemary essential oil (optional)
Tools Needed:
A double boiler or crock pot
Cheesecloth, old cotton t-shirt or cotton pillowcase
Bowl, Mason jar, etc.
1. Since you are using dried arnica, you will get best results if you can allow the arnica flowers to steep in the coconut oil for 12-24 hours. I used a double boiler and kept my stove on the lowest setting possible. Some people prefer a crock pot, and using this method will allow you to let the herbs steep for a longer period of time.
2. When you first get the arnica, whiz it gently in a food processor to start bruising the flowers. You could also use your hands to crunch the flowers up. This will help the flowers start to break down and make the infusion of arnica happen a little faster.
3. Place the dried arnica into your double boiler or crock pot. If you are making the cayenne salve, add the cayenne to the arnica at this time.
4. Pour two cups of coconut oil over the arnica (and cayenne, if applicable) and stir to ensure that all of the flowers are completely submerged in the oil. You don’t want any leaves sticking out.
5. Cover and let infuse on low heat (warm setting on the crock pot) for 12-24 hours. You can stir it every so often if you desire. Keep an eye on it to make sure all of the arnica stays submerged and also to ensure that it doesn’t get too hot.
6. When the allotted time has passed, turn off the burner or crock pot and let the mixture cool for an hour or so. You don’t want it to completely cool, as the coconut oil could start to solidify (depending on where you live), but you want it to be cool enough that you don’t burn yourself.
7. Place your cheesecloth, t-shirt, or pillowcase over your bowl, jar, or measuring cup. Carefully pour the coconut oil into the cheesecloth and let the mixture drain into the bowl below. If it’s not too hot, you can pick up the cheesecloth and squeeze the oil through the fabric to speed up the process.
8. Once you have strained out the herbs, you can place the filtered oil back into your double boiler. Make sure you wipe out the double boiler to make sure there are no clumps of herbs left in there. Turn the heat on low.
9. Add your beeswax and whisk until completely dissolved. The scant ½ cup of beeswax will yield a very soft salve. If you want it firmer, you can add more; softer, you can add less. You can test the texture by dipping the back of a metal spoon into the mix and then allowing to cool and applying to your skin.
10. Once the beeswax is melted, remove from heat and let cool for about 30-60 minutes. Stir in your essential oils and then pour into whatever containers you desire.
11. Use the salve on tired, aching muscles, bruises, sprains, arthritis, etc. NOTE: for the cayenne salve, use caution when applying and avoid applying to your face. If you are concerned with pepper residue on your hands after applying, you could also use gloves, or apply with a spool or small spatula. I personally use a spoon.

Healthy Dog Food...

We love feeding our dog real food.....

 but let me tell you a story

Our dog has hip dyspepsia....
she was so bad a month ago we were wondering if she would recover she could hardly get up off the ground

We gave her the homeopathy remedy for three days  she is so much better it is hard to believe it is the same dog..

 we started again cooking her dog food a few years ago.  Rice, Eggs olive oil, and a small bit of really good dog food...

Here is a summary of  Rick Woodford top 10 foods you should be adding to your Dog's bowl.
I think they are great ideas...thanks Rick.


1. Scrambled Eggs. one of the best sources of protein.  One egg replaces 1/5 of a cup of dry dog food but adds in high quality protein.  Got eggs high in Omega-3s?  Even better.

2.  Fish.  little tuna fish or better yet sardines will add a powerful amount of Omega-3s to your dog's diet and also a good source of protein.

3. Chicken hearts gizzards.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes and you get the benefits of a nice meaty addition to a dog's bowl and a potent broth that will make tails wag.
Substitute an equal measure of dry food up to 1/4 of your dog's meal.

4. Yogurt. Just plain thank you.  Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight in your dog's bowl for a nice topping with probiotic booster.

5. Green Stuff. A sprinkling of parsley mixed into dry food provides cancer fighting phytochemicals that are missing from commercial food.  Adding chopped spinach may help dogs refrain from poop eating.  Kale is a surprising favorite of many dogs, but it helps if you chop it up rather than feeding them a whole leaf. 

6. Pumpkin  Squash. When you're roasting these for your own dinner, set aside a little of the finished product before adding salt and pepper and you provide a nice dose of beta-carotene, fiber, potassium and selenium.  (Pumpkin seeds without all the salt and pepper added are also a source of Omega-3 fatty acids.) Pumpkin  Squashes are low in calories and help to keep a dog on a diet full. One tablespoon per 10 pounds of body weight is a nice amount to serve per day.

7. Blueberries. Antioxidant powerhouses that will turn your dog's tongue purple.  Sometimes dogs don't like the resistant skin, so cut them in half and add a couple per 10 pounds of body weight to your dog's bowl.

8. Roasted Beets. these are great on your salad or next to a roasted chicken on the dinner table. In the dog's bowl they also add a source of betalains, phytochemicals that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. One teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight will liven up the food bowl.

9. Carrots ; Green Beans. I hear more and more people that give their dogs baby carrots - which is great. But don't get stuck in the carrot rut.  Try fresh or frozen green beans, but avoid sodium packed canned green beans.

10. Cheerios as a training treat. They aren't greasy, they're low in calories and just as effective as cheese. Just use the plain kind, not the sugary laden variety.

No answers

Does God hear my prayers???

Commit to prayer

Do not block or hinder prayers in anyway

Means to not presume...  not complicated

Not hard or difficult

Pray all through the day......   Satan will try and keep us from praying.

No peace no power

7 times ....ask...what ever you ask for in My name I will do it....increible promises

Look at all 7 scriptures.....somebody has to pray than God works...

God is working......ask and God is working
John 14-12........If anyone believes in me He will do what I do and He will do greater than these.

13- will grant whatever you ask in my name
that the Father will be glorified....

If you abide in Him he will abide in you....
we do not deserve it do not be down.....
John 15-7  Ask what you will and it will be done for you....  15-16  I chose you go and bare fruit...  John 16-23
We cannot change ourselves......stop working being a christian.
Verse 23- Father grants you whatever you ask in my name
cast all your care on me.... do not need to fig it out... John 16-26 7th time ask and pray in my name...
I ask you in Jesus name.....ask

Pray for the Church
Pray for sisters
Pray for Janet

Praise Report

Full time Happy.....

You do not have because you did not ask........  Be Glad....

We do not have to have what others have to be happy..

God has an individual plan for each of our life.....Why not me....because God is God...

Have peace if we believe God is in control.... Ask and receive that your joy may be full..

We need to take responsiblity for our own joy...

2. Hidden sin:  every christian has an immediate ans every time we do something wrong.  Get strife out of your life.....

Friday, April 3, 2015

As Blogger Go on a road less traveled

     Truly one of the roads less traveled....................

As bloggers go mmmmm  I rank right up there as probably as one of the worst.  Also as spelling goes and heck even correct grammar its not that great.. Thank you Lord for spell checkers...  One thing this has always been is a blog from the heart.  
mmmmm   For years my blog goes good for a week or two but than off for a month or two.  Or maybe a year or more...  :)  Not even going to say this will change.  But one day at a time...  

As this old blog is ageing and I am amazed people are reading some very old posts.  It dawns on me that these  blogs may last a very very long time.  

So as I start  on this new journey of my life the Lord has laid on my heart to write on  approaching my winter years...... (big 70 this year)  It definitely is a different stage of life things are changing.  Many days as this winter approaches I see the snow flying... and that is literal.

What a wonderful life its been......  and then it dawned on me how difficult and impossible life it would have been without the Lord.  He is teaching me to not live for tomorrow. To stay into today.  It could be the last one here on this earth.  

I love what Billy Graham's grandson  quoted from his grandfather.   
 "This is what my grandfather has said concerning his own death, he said, 'One day you will hear that Billy Graham has died.' He said, 'Don't believe it. On that day I will be more alive than I ever will be.' And that's the truth and that's why he preaches, because this life is only the setup for the life to come."

So if you care to........ follow me on the journey on taking one day at a time.   Rejoicing with each breathe we take......

May God Bless your day......

catch up time....

Thursday, October 30, 2014

First storm of the year.


Storm coming 4-8 inches snow

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Snow is going.


Snow is going.  April 23rd.

Last of the snow??.

16 dozen eggs.    Chocolate Marshmallow eggs came in the mail today.  Thanks Heather  what fun and what a surprise.  Also this is the day pops goes to the dentist.  (We shared some with them) have to keep them busy working right???
Hoping this is the last of the snow LJ is pulling off the roof.   Lots of ice in the bay going  to take photos tomorrow ....they are saying snow Thur and Fri but only an inch or so.  ❄❄❄❄ 😀
God is good all the time. 
All the time God is good. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A shopping trip and a stop to Our Great Lady Superior.....

 Even frozen she is a beauty,,,,,,,,,,,,

                 Light house..........  what a beautiful day name by LJ is R2...  :)
                           LJ and Nyla ready for our walk
                                    Rosie just soaking it all in...

                             Even with snow showers in the forecast.........there is so much to be so thankful for.............  


It was just really snowing pretty good outside....  and very windy today...

To God Be The Glory